Egypt's famed Pyramids of Giza have reopened. The Huffington Post reports that Egypts Pyramid of Chefren and six other tombs on Giza are reopening after a restoration project on the pyramids.
The Huffington Post reports that Egypt's economy which largely relies on tourism is looking for ways to attract tourists "since the Arab Spring arrived in the form of street protests. "
The pyramids of Giza and the Spyhnx are located on the Giza plateau and a center for tourism in Egypt.
"The reopening is in keeping with the Egyptian tradition of reopening historic sites in an effort to drum up tourist interest. Typically these opening were spearheaded by former Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, who is no longer part of the Egyptian Government following several scandals. The opening may signal Muhammad Ibrahim's willingness to take on Hawass's role as a the cheerleader for Egyptian tourism," The Huffington Post reports.
The Daily Mail reports that Ibrahim said that the region was more stable since last year an that other archaological sites are going to open in the next few months.
"I am very happy today to reopen these tombs which were closed for more than ten years due to restoration," Ibrahim said to Reuters.
The Daily Mail reported that the tombs have been closed because of water vapor that is brought in from tourists from their sweat an breath.